TMF Bats for Media warriors in covid-19 pandemic

JAMMU, Jun 18: Appreciating the move of HDFC bank in collaboration with media journalists distributing face shields and other protective gear to photo journalists on Wednesday in Srinagar, Team Mask Force (TMF) Chairman Vijay Sharma appealed others such like NGOs in league with some such institutions like HDFC, NHPC, SBI etc to come forward & follow suit to journalists in Jammu region as well.
A statement issued said that photo journalists as well as other journalists are exposed to coronavirus infections have suffered various setbacks during lockdown period have been feelings hardships in this economic crisis of the country and in particular hardships being faced by Print media for want of non payments of dues and non availability of any package in near future.
The initiative has been taken by Times of India in league with HDFC is a welcome step and must have to be appreciated to encourage more such like institutions for the cause of front line corona warriors in performance of their coverage of facts which helps authorities to formulate policy framework in the best interests of general masses of Country, he said.
He further appealed to LG G.C Murmu Administration to give due consideration to this fraternity of journalism and clear all their pending dues so as perks to both new and old, Jr and Sr. Journalists could be paid for their day today living in these times of dearness.
He however lauded LG for his serious concerns shown in a high level meeting with Advisors, Chief Secretary & others for aggressive campaign on Covid-19 by all Districts Administration in the light of available data under Swashtya Nidhi in particularly those areas where fresh spurt of covid-19 cases have been reported.

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